Willow - boys name

Willow name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Willow name meaning:

The name Willow is of English origin and is derived from the name of the willow tree, which is known for its graceful and flexible branches. The word "willow" itself has Old English and Middle English roots, and the tree has been traditionally associated with qualities such as resilience, grace, and healing.

As a result, the name Willow is often interpreted to symbolize attributes like flexibility, strength, and adaptability. It's a nature-inspired name that has gained popularity in recent years for its unique and serene sound.

Willow is appreciated for its connection to nature and its evocative, peaceful imagery.

Origin: English

Freedom, tree.


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Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Willow

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